Malaysia’s Close Call with Arsenal

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The National Stadium in Bukit Jalil was packed with excited football fans on Tuesday, 24 July.  The fans were there to see two of their favourite teams; the English Premier League Club Arsenal, and the Malaysian team, as they battle it out on the field.

Malaysia led the game in the first 87 minutes with one goal against the Gunners, but two late goals by Arsenal in the last three minutes of the game secured their victory.

Despite losing, national coach K. Rajagopal was quoted as saying that he was satisfied with the team’s performance. According to the New Straits Times report, Arsenal’s manager Wenger was impressed with the Malaysian teams performance, and hinted at the prospect of signing a Malaysian player.

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